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Money-making magic: teen small businesses in the time of COVID

Money-making magic: teen small businesses in the time of COVID
November 21, 2020

While COVID-19 has been responsible for spikes in unemployment and the permanent closure of many local mom and pop shops, a new generation of student entrepreneurs has begun to rise amid the economic uncertainty.   “I’d...

New school vs old school dating; technology latest interloper in teen dating rituals

New school vs old school dating; technology latest interloper in teen dating rituals
January 31, 2020

Young love, the wonderfully dramatic pastime that high school life has revolved around for generations. However, the days of heartbroken teens stand- ing outside of their ex’s house with a boombox...

Bipartisanship interferes with American democracy… again

January 31, 2020

The polarizing bipartisanship that characterizes American politics continually overshadows the greater good of America. On January 22, the Senate trial began for the impeachment of President Donald...

Love: just another capitalist ruse

January 31, 2020

Roses! Cupid! Chocolate! As Valentine’s Day draws near, symbols of love are inescapable. But let’s be honest, beautiful bouquets and romantic confections have been around for a while at this...

Parents use surveillance apps to keep tabs on kids away from home

Parents use surveillance apps to keep tabs on kids away from home
January 31, 2020

As teenagers become more independent they often wish to exercise that independence by going out with friends — away from their parents’ watchful eyes. So it’s no surprise that parents,...

Trinity Parkway becomes training ground for students’ first job

Jamba Job: (Top to bottom) Junior Jazleen Herrera and senior Chris Lara work at Jamba Juice in Trinity Parkway where they learn entry-level skills.
January 31, 2020

Trinity Parkway, or Park West Place, serves as more than just a shopping center for the community.  Located two miles from Bear Creek, not only is it a social center for North Stocktonians, but for students...

High school relationships often a learning experience

January 31, 2020

As Valentine’s Day approaches, a wave of loneliness strikes many single high school students.  Although healthy high school dating may benefit students, poor time management and unrealistic expectations...

Students learn to bypass tracking apps

January 31, 2020

Although helicopter parents typically have pure intentions when attempting to track their kids through applications such as Life360 and Apple’s Find My Friends, some teens seek ways to trick these location...

Profile on the creator of ‘The Ruin Voice’: Justin Tualla

Profile on the creator of ‘The Ruin Voice’: Justin Tualla
January 31, 2020

In fall 2019, the Ruin Voice, a parody of the Bruin Voice, published its first issue.  The Ruin Voice, created by senior Justin Tualla, covers topics such as Bear Creek’s never-ending bathroom issues...

A festive discomfort: being Jewish around Christmas

A festive discomfort: being Jewish around Christmas
December 13, 2019

As soon as Thanksgiving ends — and often earlier — Santa hats, reindeer figurines and inflatable snowmen fill the shelves of various stores, and companies begin marketing their Christmas sales and...

The ‘Christ’ in Christmas has become obsolete

December 13, 2019

It's your birthday, and everyone else is giving each other gifts instead of celebrating you.  This is how Jesus feels about Christmas. Christmas is a Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of God's...

Wildfires spew massive amounts of CO2 into the air, leading to poor air quality

Wildfires spew massive amounts of CO2 into the air, leading to poor air quality
November 15, 2019

California touts itself as a leader in a progressive climate change agenda that requires some of the strictest air pollution measures in his- tory. By monitoring gaseous pollutants, toxic air contaminants...

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